The perfect day out

8th & 9th October 2022.

High on a cliff overlooking a spectacular coastline, the
Scarborough Art Show has become a cultural beacon of the Illawarra, attracting visitors and exhibitors from the region and across the state.

Now in its 24th year, the annual show has developed a reputation for its quality, its breadth and its affordability. Painters, printmakers, photographers and sculptors join with jewellers, ceramicists and craftspeople from Sydney to the Southern Highlands to create a vibrant exhibition, with something for everyone.

An hour’s drive south of Sydney through the Royal National Park and across the scenic Seacliff Bridge, visitors can enjoy a coffee, food, live music and kids' entertainment, and come away with an affordable piece of art.

Saturday 8th October 2022 10am-4pm
Sunday 9th October 2022 10am-3pm

Where we are

To the south of Sydney, Scarborough Public School is situated on the south coast road, Lawrence Hargrave Drive, walking distance south of the new Sea Cliff Bridge, part of the Grand Pacific Drive.

There is parking outside the school or at the Clifton School of arts.

Scarborough Railway Station is directly across the road with trains running on the South Coast Line between Central Station and Bomaderry. See the » Transport infoline or » CountryLink websites for a timetable.

Premier Charters formally Greens Northern Coaches run past the school from Wollongong through to Stanwell Park on Saturdays.

For timetable information visit the » Premier Illawarra website.

Opening times

Saturday 8th October 2022 - 10am-4pm
Sunday 9th October 2022 - 10am-3pm


- $5 for adults
- $3 concession
- children under 14 entering free of charge

The perfect night out

Opening night tickets

Friday 7th October, 2022.

Opening night is the perfect opportunity to view the exhibition and have first pick of the work, meet the artists and enjoy a range of delicious canapés, wine, beer and live music.
Limited tickets available online until sold out.


A vibrant exhibition 

Contemporary, traditional, abstract and figurative, the Scarborough Art Show is a celebration of diversity. Artists just entering the commercial art world hang beside veterans with decades of experience. Local painters, printmakers, photographers and sculptors are showcased next to those from Sydney and beyond. The show is a good opportunity for first time buyers to purchase an original piece, while seasoned investors can expand their collection.

The show attracts over 150 artists and craft exhibitors each year using a range of mediums. Some artists from 2017 included Archibald finalist Ashley Frost and beloved local artist Tanya Stubbles. 2018 sees the return of multiple Archibald finalist Paul Ryan.

Ashley Frost

Ashley’s works have been developed from landscape works centered on the cities of New York, Beijing and Brasilia where the artist has been conducting research and exhibiting his work.

In 2004 Ashley won the Kings Art Prize and in 2005 he was a finalist in the Paddington Art Prize and SCEGGS Redlands Prize for landscape painting, and was a finalist in the Hazelhurst Works on Paper prize.

In 2017 Ashley was a finalist in the Archibald Prize for his portrait of Janet Dawson, an Australian pioneer in colour field painting.

Tanya Stubbles

A veteran of the Scarborough Art Show, Tanya Stubble’s collaged relief work, made from recycled industrial and agricultural materials, reflects the organic natural rhythms of the coast and the bush.

A two-time recipient of the Bundanoon Artist Residency, Tanya’s work has also been exhibited in the Art Gallery of NSW Wynne Prize.

In recent years Tanya has exhibited her work in Hong Kong and New York.

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